Mexico police intercept 652 Central American migrants in three cargo trucks

Discovery is one of biggest of US-bound migrants, with 90% Guatemalans and nearly 200 unaccompanied minors Police in northern Mexico have discovered more than 600 Central American migrants hiding in three long cargo trucks headed to the United States, in one of the biggest roundups of US-bound migrants by Mexican authorities in years. Video released […]

The rise of ‘citizen sleuths’: the true crime buffs trying to solve cases

Inspired by hit podcasts and documentaries, ordinary people are trying to track down fugitives and reopen cold cases. But should they be? Although the story you are about to read involves a fugitive, law enforcement and a six-month chase across Mexico, for Billy Jensen it was just another day on the job. In 2017, Jensen […]

Last Haitian migrants removed from Del Rio encampment, homeland security chief says

Mayorkas says 8,000 of 15,000 people have returned to Mexico while 5,000 are being processed by US officials Castro condemns Biden over humanitarian crisis at US border The last of up to 15,000 Haitian migrants have been cleared from their encampment underneath and near a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, the US homeland security secretary […]

Haitian migrants and refugees cross the Rio Grande – in pictures

In the past few weeks more than 12,000 Haitians have arrived in Del Rio, Texas, gathering in a huge makeshift camp. Many have to cross the Rio Grande from Del Rio to Ciudad Acuña to seek food and supplies in Mexico to bring back to family members waiting in the US. Others are crossing back […]

Ten women and girls killed every day in Mexico, Amnesty report says

Families often left to do their investigations into killings amid widespread indifference by authorities, report claims At least 10 women and girls are murdered every day in Mexico, according to a new report that says victims’ families are often left to carry out their own homicide investigations. The scathing report, released on Monday by Amnesty […]

US to fly Haitian migrants back after thousands gather at Texas border

Plan will likely involve five to eight flights a day, with San Antonio potentially among departure cities How thousands of Haitians ended up at the Texas border The Biden administration on Saturday was working on plans to send many of the thousands of Haitian immigrants who have gathered in a Texas border city back to […]

Mexico’s supreme court rules criminal penalties for abortion unconstitutional

Court orders Coahuila to remove sanctions for abortion from criminal code, clearing a path to decriminalisation across Mexico Mexico’s supreme court has struck down a state abortion law, ruling that criminal penalties for terminating pregnancies are unconstitutional, in a decision which advocates say provides a path to decriminalisation across the country. In a unanimous 10-0 […]

Mexican-Sicilian fusion food: Thomasina Miers’ recipe for crab fideos | The simple fix

A delicious fusion of Spanish and Italian cultures meld in this tomatoey noodle dish infused with chipotle and topped with soured cream and salsa Fideos are wafer-thin string noodles that, along with capers, were brought over to Mexico by the Spanish from Sicily, an island they also occupied for a few hundred years. The result […]

Divers rush to locate source of reported oil spill in Gulf after Hurricane Ida

Coast Guard says suspected oil spill spotted in Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in region last week Clean up crews are rushing to try to locate the source of a suspected oil spill spotted in the Bay Marchard area of the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in […]

Frida Kahlo and a quinceañera: Mexico at Photo London – in pictures

The Michael Hoppen Gallery dedicates its booth at Photo London 2021 to influential Mexican artists, including images by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Enrique Metinides and Kati Horna, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and a rare image from May Day in 1926 Continue reading…

Biden urged to scrap Trump ‘Remain in Mexico’ migrant policy after court ruling

• Leading Democratic senator calls for end of ‘disgraceful policy’ • Supreme court ruled Biden must revive MPP program Democratic lawmakers and immigration advocates are pressing Joe Biden to take new steps to end an immigration policy begun by his predecessor, Donald Trump, after the US supreme court ordered that the controversial “Remain in Mexico” […]

Reporter killed in Veracruz – the fifth murder of a journalist in Mexico this year

Jacinto Romero Flores had received threats after he reported on allegations of abuses by Veracruz police A radio reporter in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz has been shot and killed, becoming at least the fifth Mexican journalist to be murdered in the country this year. Jacinto Romero Flores, who covered politics and crime […]

‘A focus on quality’: Mexico’s wine industry bears fruit in revival of tradition

Vineyards are blooming in the desert of Coahuila state, but vintners must make do with increasingly scarce water From the patio of his winery high in the north Mexican desert, David Mendel surveys vineyards spread across a bowl-shaped valley under a scorching afternoon sun. Related: Salud! Spain’s female winemakers use their intuition to rise to […]

California man charged with killing his children claimed he was ‘enlightened by QAnon’, FBI says

Matthew Taylor Coleman, a surfing school owner, said he believed children had ‘serpent DNA’, according to FBI A California surfing school owner has been charged with killing his two young children after driving them from their home in Santa Barbara to Mexico. During an interview with the FBI, Matthew Taylor Coleman confessed that he had […]

UN refugee agency concerned as US deports migrants to southern Mexico

Those being expelled risk being sent back to the very dangers they fled, UNHCR says The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has expressed concern about a new US practice of transferring asylum seekers and migrants expelled under public health orders by plane to southern Mexico. Those being expelled may have urgent protection needs and risk being […]

Dead zones spread along Oregon coast and Gulf of Mexico, study shows

Agricultural runoff from farms and livestock operations creates oxygen-depleted areas inhospitable to animal and plant life Scientists recently surveyed the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico around Louisiana and Texas and what they discovered was a larger-than-average area of oxygen-depleted water – a “dead zone” where nothing can live. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) […]

Mexico sues US gunmakers in unprecedented bid to stop weapons crossing border

Country seeking up to $10bn damages in Massachusetts lawsuit US-made weapons used in cartel battles and attacks on civilians The Mexican government has launched legal action against US gunmakers in an unprecedented attempt to halt the flow of guns across the border, where US-made weapons are routinely used in cartel gun-battles, terror attacks on civilians […]

A young Mexican mourns his teenage cousin: Luis Antonio Rojas’s best photograph

‘Children have to deal with the fallout of the drug trade. They are the ones who can’t walk to their school in safety, who have to train to use a gun’ In the mountains of Guerrero in south-west Mexico, there is a small town called Alcozacán. Violence is common in the area, which is strategically […]

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for romano peppers stuffed with herbs, olives and goat’s cheese | The simple fix

The Med meets Mexico in this colourful medley of warm potato salad, goat’s cheese, olives, capers and hints of pickled chilli Until fairly recently, stuffed vegetables seemed rather old-fashioned, yet I have always loved stuffing an aubergine, pepper or courgette half. The beautifully defined shapes look so great on a plate and it’s easy to […]

The Pegasus Project part 3: cartels, corruption and cyber-weapons

In the latest part of our mini-series, Michael Safi hears from Nina Lakhani on how 15,000 Mexicans including journalists and politicians appeared on a list of possible targets for surveillance In March 2017, a 38-year-old freelance reporter named Cecilio Pineda Birto was shot dead in Altamirano, a town in the southern Mexican region of Tierra […]

Coronavirus live: UK daily death toll rises to 34; police urge ticketless England fans not to travel to London

Met urges England fans not to gather in large numbers in capital for the Euro 2020 final on Sunday due to ‘ongoing public health crisis’ Vaccinated NHS workers might be allowed to forgo self-isolation due to staff shortage fears. Fukushima to to bar Olympic spectators from events as Covid cases rise in Japan. Seoul heads […]

Trump gonna Trump: ex-president diverts and deflects as legal woes mount

The former president appeared to mount a typically Trumpian bid to focus attention away from the growing scandal at his company No one could accuse Donald Trump of lying low when the long arm of the law finally caught up with him. On Wednesday the former US president visited the Mexico border, highlighting his favourite […]

UN blasts world leaders for failing to seal £72bn-a-year deal on climate

Financial aid ‘critical’ to help developing countries limit fossil fuels – and make Cop26 a success, says UN The head of climate change at the UN has warned that world leaders are still “far away” from securing a deal to limit the disastrous effects of global heating, with less than five months to go before […]

Frida Kahlo and me: how the artist shaped my life as an amputee

Writer Emily Rapp Black lost her leg aged four. In her new memoir, Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, she explains how the work of the Mexican artist, also an amputee, helped her develop a better relationship with her body Scroll down for a Q&A with Emily Rapp Black Desnudo de Frida Kahlo by Diego […]

Texas will build a wall along its border with Mexico, governor says

It is unclear if the state has the authority to construct a wall after Joe Biden stopped building projects on the border The Republican Texas governor, Greg Abbott, has announced that the state will build a wall along its southern border with Mexico, sparking criticism from human rights and immigration advocacy groups. Citing the Biden […]

Kamala Harris suffers bumpy baptism over immigration on first foreign trip

Vice-president’s ‘get tough’ stance on corruption overshadowed by backlash over ‘do not come’ message to migrants Kamala Harris has returned to the US from her first foreign trip and big test since becoming vice-president – and taking over the hot-potato issue of immigration – battered by criticism over her harsh “Do not come” message to […]

British woman in coma after twin fights off crocodile in Mexico

Sister punched crocodile in head after it attacked in a lagoon where they had been swimming A British woman is in a medically induced coma in Mexico after she was attacked by a crocodile in a lagoon where she and her twin sister had been taken by a tour guide. Melissa and Georgia Laurie, 28, […]